NBC NEWS — Days after Hurricane Irene slammed into the eastern seaboard, her presence is still felt.
Widespread flooding and damage follow in the storm's wake. River systems are pushed to the brink.
As the sun rose over Paterson, New Jersey this morning, residents awoke to another day of their homes surrounded by water. Emergency crews continue to rescue stranded people by boat.
And in Yardley, Pennsylvania along the Delaware River, more of the same as the river floods its banks.
But it's the landlocked state of Vermont that has taken the hardest hit from the storm. Dozens of towns are entirely cut off by rising water and washed out roads, and dangling buildings are ready to fall.
Homes along the Connecticut coast are reduced to rubble, while others barely standing.
Millions of people remain without power from North Carolina through New England, and clean up crews are working around the clock as the region struggles to recover from hurricane Irene.